Developing Disciples Who Live and Love Like Jesus
To develop Great Commission Christians, involved in community transformation and ongoing Biblical education, in partnership with believers from other ethnic groups, developing sustainable ministries and ongoing coaching and mentoring relationships.
- Relevant expository preaching and teaching of the Word of God
- Commitment to developing disciples who live and love like Jesus
- Commitment to providing holistic ministry to under-resourced communities
- Modeling the compassion of the Lord Jesus Christ
- Modeling the multi-ethnic diversity of the kingdom of God in the congregation and leadership
- Lost people matter to God. He wants them found (Luke 19:10).
- Prayer is the primary work of the people of God (Philippians 4:6-7).
- Everything we have belongs to God. We are only stewards (1 Chronicles 29:14).
- Knowing and obeying God's Word is fundamental to all true success (Joshua 1:8).
- Completing the Great Commission requires the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple (Matthew 28:18-20).
- Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish nothing (1 Corinthians 2:4-5).
- Achieving God's purposes involves taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change (Hebrews 11:6).
Our strategy is missional and attractional
- Support and maintain a culture of divine expectation and engagement.
- Support and maintain a culture of transformed disciples living on mission with Christ versus simply being a church attender or religious services consumer.
- Support and maintain a culture of transformed disciples living as ambassadors of Christ in their household, community, and workplace.
- Support and maintain a culture of transformed disciples who can share the Gospel and help new believers grow in their faith.
- Support and maintain a culture that intentionally develops leaders committed to advancing the kingdom of God through domestic and international church planting.
- Support and maintain a culture that encourages every member of the congregation to participate in the Great Commission by utilizing their unique spiritual gifts.
- Exegete and engage the community. Discover who is out there and what kind of needs and resources are needed. Surveying people (in person and by other survey methods) is the primary action at this stage of the strategy.
- Collaborate with sister organization Alliance for Family Hope to offer events to draw people to us. Based upon survey responses Alliance for Family Hope creates short-term program offerings such as family ministries, job training, tutoring and education, tax assistance services, credit restoration seminars, etc. that meet at Hope Alliance Bible Church facility. The programs are facilitated and staffed by volunteers from Hope Alliance Bible Church congregation.
- Invite program participants to worship services and Bible study with the specific goal of introducing them to Christ and beginning the discipleship process.